Epimedium lishihchenii

Epimedium lishihchenii

Epimedium

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Epimedium lishihchenii
  • Common name: Epimedium
  • Family: Berberidaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Epimediums have been popular in Japan for many years but are now beginning to increase in popularity with UK gardeners. They’re generally hardy and enjoy a spot in dappled shade with moist, well-drained soil and regular mulching with garden compost or leaf mould. They fare best in acid soil.

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Epimediums make superb all-year-round ground cover under trees or shrubs, but particularly enjoy the dappled shade and leafy soil of woodland gardens, where they associate well with spring bulbs, hellebores, and choice woodland plants. The undemanding plants smother weeds all year round and grow so slowly that they’re never a nuisance.

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Epimedium lishihchenii is a large species, bearing large, bright yellow flowers and large, evergreen leaves, which take on an orange hue in spring. For the best foliage display, cut back old leaves in spring before new ones appear.  

How to grow Epimedium lishihchenii

  • Plant size

    45cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Partial shade
  • Shade type: Damp
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do not Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do Divide in September

Do Divide in October

Do Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Epimedium lishihchenii and wildlife

Epimedium lishihchenii has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Epimedium lishihchenii poisonous?

Epimedium lishihchenii has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Epimedium lishihchenii